A COUNCILLOR accused of sending lewd messages to a vulnerable woman has resigned.

Trevor License is claimed to have sent sexually suggestive messages to the woman, who approached him for housing help, on Facebook Messenger on May 3 - the day after he was elected.

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Mr License, who represented Witney North, resigned late on Tuesday night, after the leader of the town council confirmed he would no longer be serving as a Labour councillor following the allegations.

The council leader, Rosa Bolger, also pledged to start a 'proper investigation' into the messages, which could have breached several sections of the council's code of conduct.

The alleged messages to the woman, who has asked to remain anonymous, started near the end of April and continued on May 3.

Among a series of lewd messages on the evening of May 3, Mr License appears to have told the woman 'stop me if I'm too forward tho[ugh]' and 'do you want to have fun', before adding 'sorry I'm drunk a bit'.

He is also claimed to have told the woman about alleged sexual encounters with women other than his long-term partner.

Mr License was approached for comment.